News & Notes – 5/03/14

May 3, 2014 Uncategorized 8

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff.

Books & Ebooks in the News:

    Worth Reading: 

      For Writers & Bloggers:

      Book & Movie Announcements:

      • The Fault in Our Stars extended trailer is out!
      • Two early stories by SF author Octavia Butler will be published in June by ebook publisher/retailer Open Road Media. Butler died in 2006; she was the author of  the Exogenesis and Earthseed series and Kindred, among other books. (Washington Post: Books)
      • Altered Perceptions, an SFF anthology by authors who have donated their work to help fellow author Robison Wells (Variant, Feedback, Blackout) with crushing medical bills, is available through an IndieGoGo campaign. Wells has been diagnosed with panic disorder, depression, and OCD. Anthology contributors include Aprilynne Pike, Brandon Mull, Brandon Sanderson, Jessica Day George, Mary Robinette Kowal, Lauren Oliver, Seanan McGuire, Shannon Hale, and many others. Many of the selections are first drafts or deleted material from popular books; some authors contributed original stories. If you like SFF or just want to help a talented author, check it out.

      Awesome lists: 


      Just for fun:  

      Bookish Quotes:

      That’s it for this week!

      I’m always on the lookout for interesting articles, lists, and links for News & Notes, so please let me know if you see (or write!) anything that might be good for this feature.  You can leave me a comment or send me an email — my address is on the About/Review Policy/Contact page.

      8 Responses to “News & Notes – 5/03/14”

      1. Bea

        The Hop on Pop kerfluffle still amazes me. Did they actually READ the book? smh

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          It baffles me… I got the sense that the dad who lodged the complaint was jumped on by his kid(s). Which isn’t unusual for a very small child, Hop on Pop or not. And the book does say NOT to hop on Pop!

      2. Angela's Anxious Life

        I haven’t read Fault in Our Stars yet and actually don’t plan on it. Is that sad??? Well… speaking of sad, I just don’t like sad books that make me cry. It just isn’t for me. So I feel like I can’t get on the excited train for this!! I feel so out of the loop!

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          I understand, and to be honest, I usually avoid books like this too, because I know they’ll make me sad. In this case, I promised my daughter ‘Robin’ that I would read it so we can see the movie together… but I’m really apprehensive. I hear TFIOS is wonderful and beautiful as well as sad, so I’m hoping I can find enough hope amid the heartbreak to make it bearable!

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          Mine too! I just hope HC does what it says it plans to, and lets Harlequin run independently. I like the way they’ve expanded beyond their original scope and audience, particularly with the MIRA and Teen lines.

      3. Tressa S

        So happy for To Kill a Mockingbird to be released in those versions. I’m very surprised about Harper Collins purchasing Harlequin as well. Thanks for sharing!